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Montana - 2013



  • Outcomes Rank 17
  • Determinants Rank 23
  • Overall Rank 23
  • Diabetes Rank 2
  • Smoking Rank 26
  • Obesity Rank 6
MT Obesity (1990-2013) see more
  • Percentage of the population estimated to be obese, with a body mass index (BMI) of 30.0 or higher.
  • Percentage of adults who are obese, with a body mass index (BMI) of 30.0 or higher. (2011 BRFSS Methodology)


  • Low prevalences of obesity & diabetes
  • Low levels of air pollution
  • Low rate of cancer deaths



  • High prevalence of binge drinking
  • High percentage of uninsured population
  • Limited availability of primary care physicians



  • The prevalences of obesity and diabetes in Montana are among the lowest in the nation; however, there are almost 190,000 obese adults and 55,000 adults with diabetes in the state.
  • In the past year, the prevalence of smoking decreased from 22.1 percent to 19.7 percent of adults; more than 150,000 adults still smoke in the state.
  • In the past year, the prevalence of physical inactivity decreased from 24.4 percent to 20.5 percent of adults; however nearly 160,000 adults remain physically inactive in the state.
  • In the past 5 years, public health funding increased from $68 to $100 per person.
  • In the past 5 years, the rate of preventable hospitalizations decreased by 36 percent from 70.3 to 51.7 discharges per 1,000 Medicare enrollees.
  • In the past 10 years, the rate of cardiovascular deaths decreased by a quarter from 287.1 to 228.6 deaths per 100,000 population.



  • In Montana, 57.1 percent of adults aged 25 years and older with at least a high school education report their health is very good or excellent compared to only 27.2 percent with less than a high school education, resulting in a gap of 29.9 percent.


State Health Department Web Site: www.dphhs.mt.gov

Montana - 2013



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